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Kashiwa Reysol advances to Asian quarterfinals despite loss

Kashiwa Reysol advances to Asian Champions League quarterfinals despite loss at Suwon

Kashiwa Reysol advances to Asian quarterfinals despite loss

KASHIWA, Japan (AP) -- Kashiwa Reysol advanced to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals despite a 2-1 loss at Suwon on Tuesday night, progressing on away goals after the second-round series finished level at 4-4.

Kashiwa took a 3-2 lead into the return leg but fell behind after striker Jong Tae-se scored in the 26th minute and Ku Ja-ryong tapped in from close range in the 54th to give Suwon the advantage.

Yusuke Kobayashi struck in the 65th, pouncing after Leandro's shot was blocked, to give the J-League club a spot in the last eight.

In other matches Tuesday, Beijing Guoan is aiming to reach the quarterfinals for the first time when it hosts K-League champion Jeonbuk -- the first leg match ended in a 1-1 draw at Jeonju.

In the western zone, two-time continental champion Al Hilal needs to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Persepolis of Iran to progress to the next stage. Al Hilal, which lost the 2014 final to Western Sydney Wanderers, won all three home games during the group stage of the tournament.

A Qatar club is guaranteed a spot in the quarterfinals, with domestic league champion Lekhwiya taking a 2-1 lead into the return leg against regular rival and 2011 champion Al Sadd.


Updated : 2021-09-19 17:30 GMT+08:00